I was really looking forward to Writer/Director Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, but, unfortunately, it left me with very mixed feelings.
One of the ironies of filmmaking is that an audience will forgive fuzziness or glitches in the image, but will not forgive bad sound. And that is the downfall of Interstellar from the very first line. (And, I saw it in one of New York’s finest theaters with a top-of-the-line sound system.)
There are great images, a good story, wonderful performances, especially by Jessica Chastain and young Mackenzie Foy, but the script is hampered by bad recording.
Great acting carried a good story. Stuff happens and, though we might not always understand what is going on, we leave satisfied. That may be Nolan’s new secret to dealing with the texting audience.
For what and who is good in this film, I give Interstellar a new grade of 4- out of 5.